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Primary Attorney - Mark T. Stopa


Mark T. Stopa has extensive trial experience and has appeared before all trial courts in Massachusetts and New Jersey, as well as a number of administrative bodies, and appeared in both state and federal courts of appeal. Mr. Stopa is also admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and New Jersey and Washington, D.C. and has appeared in a number of other courts across the country.

Mr. Stopa received his Bachelor of Arts with honors from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ where he was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society and developed and participated in a Washington, D.C. honors internship. He completed his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law, Boston, MA. While in law school, Mr. Stopa received a number of academic honors and was a member of the local and national moot court, mock trial and appellate advocacy teams. He was appointed to serve on several student and student/faculty committees. At graduation, Mr. Stopa received the Arthur Winfield MacClean Founder's Award and was noted in Who's Who Among American Law Students. Since he was a student, Mr. Stopa has been a member of the American Bar Association and Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.

As an attorney, Mr. Stopa has also taught in a number of settings, including courses and seminars for practicing attorneys and law students. He has spoken to insurers on issues relating to coverage, claims handling and investigation, litigation management and trial practice and to real estate professionals concerning a multitude of issues relating to their practice. He has also spoken to numerous academic, civic and business groups on various legal issues. Mr. Stopa serves on the boards of directors for a number of corporate and charitable organizations.

Mr. Stopa is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the International Association of Special Investigation Units.

Mr. Stopa lives in Foxborough, Massachusetts with his wife Molly and has three daughters and two step-daughters. He is an active member of numerous non-profit and civic organizations.

Bar and Court Admissions

Mr. Stopa is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; the State of New Jersey Bar, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; the Washington, D.C. Bar,  the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Tax Court.

J.D., New England School of Law, 1985 
B.A., Rutgers University 1977


Meghan L. Howard joined Stopa & Associates as an Associate Attorney in July 2015.  Ms. Howard focuses her practice in family law, personal injury, criminal defense, landlord/tenant, and real estate.

A native of Jupiter, Florida, Ms. Howard received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Central Florida in 2011.  During her time at the University of Central Florida, Ms. Howard was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.  Ms. Howard was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society while she attended Palm Beach State College prior to transferring to the University of Central Florida.

Ms. Howard attended Suffolk University Law School, earning her Juris Doctor in 2014.  She graduated with pro bono honors for completion of more than one hundred (100) hours of pro bono service. 

Areas of Practice:
Family Law
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
Real Estate

Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 2014

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
            Juris Doctor - 2014
            Pro Bono Honors
University of Central Florida
            Bachelor of Arts – 2011
            Phi Alpha Delta
            Phi Theta Kappa – Palm Beach State College

Honors and Awards:
Pro Bono Honors – Suffolk University Law School

Ms. Howard is an active member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.


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